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The Beach, also known as the Upper Cheeks, stretches from the Perverse Traverse all the way over to the gully between the Cheeks and the Diamond. The white faces of the Cheeks house some of the steepest climbs in the area and is sunny in the morning and goes into the shade in the early afternoon.
A common approach from the left side is via the Perverse Traverse.
8 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Beach:
Between the Cheeks 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Up'er Zipper 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Normandy 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
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Up'er Zipper 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c WA : Index : ... : The Beach
Amazing pure splitter crack climbing after the first pitch of flakes and bolts. Generally follows the upper 3 pitches of the Zipper aid line.P1: Some semi-strenuous laybacking at the start gives way to fun knobs and flakes, finishing up at a small overlap with a hanging belay (chained anchor). About 10c/d. P2: A crack starts up from the overlap. The first few jams are wide fists, but then the crack becomes thinner, ranging between fingers and hands. Pumpy. The crack continues into a shallow righ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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